Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Walrus Shaman


  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 9 × 11 × 3.5 inches
  • Reference Code: M101102

Samonie Toonoo

Samonie Toonoo


Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada


Samonie is a son of the graphic artist Sheojuk and the carver Toonoo, and the younger brother of sculptors Oviloo Tunnillie and Jutai Toonoo. Samonie began carving in his early twenties, making realistic depictions of wildlife and figurative subjects; now, he tends towards expressing social issues or images that give sculptural shape to more abstract concepts that we all think about but rarely visualize.